Feb. 22 - Mexico's most wanted man, drugs kingpin Joaquin ''Shorty'' Guzman, was captured with help from U.S. agencies in a major victory for the government in a long, brutal drugs war. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Mexico's most wanted man, drugs kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, was captured early on Saturday with help from U.S. agencies in a major victory for the government in a long, brutal drugs war.
Guzman, known as "El Chapo" (Shorty) in Spanish, has long run Mexico's infamous Sinaloa Cartel and over the past decade emerged as one of the world's most powerful organized crime bosses.
He was caught in his native northwestern state of Sinaloa in an early morning operation without a shot being fired, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said, adding that Guzman's identity had been 100 percent confirmed.
Guzman's cartel has smuggled billions of dollars worth of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines into the United States, and fought vicious turf wars with other Mexican gangs.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the fighting, especially in western and northern regions that have long been key smuggling routes.
Guzman, 56, was captured in the northwestern seaside resort of Mazatlan and flown to Mexico City.
Wearing a cream shirt and dark jeans and with a black moustache, his head pushed down by a soldier in a face mask, he was frog-marched in front of reporters on live TV, bound for prison.
It was the first public glimpse of the elusive kingpin since he escaped from prison in 2001.
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